We stumbled upon this music video today and wanted to share it. Not because we love the song or even the music video (that's all subjective) - but because it was all shot on an iPhone using a Beastgrip Pro and their DOF adapter. And if you didn't know that you would not be able to tell.
Coincidentally we were just having a Twitter discussion about the Beastgrip DOF adapter... For us, it's not something we would probably use much when it comes to mobile filmmaking. The main things we look for are portability, convenience and quality. Once you go into using DOF adapters and DSLR lenses, etc. you really get out of the realm of "mobile" video and filmmaking (and some would argue just use a DSLR or mirrorless camera).
HOWEVER, we also are the guys who shot our own music video mixing a RED camera and an iPhone - and we shot a short film mixing a Canon C200 and an iPhone. Those aren't exactly "mobile" filmmaking setups either. Guess we're trying to have it both ways. :)
Ultimately this is just FILMMAKING. Not mobile or traditional or anything else. Different tools are being use to do a job. And the camera gear lines have been blurring over the past few years and continue do so and at an ever increasing rate.
So while we wouldn't haul a Beastgrip DOF adapter with us shooting travel films, it's definitely an interesting option for shooting music videos, commercials or narrative & documentary style work.
What do you think? Do you own a DOF adapter or would you buy one? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on social media.
P.S. We don't know if they used FiLMiC Pro or not. We read that this video was produced with help from Apple so it was possibly done with their native camera app. If we find out we'll update this post.